Jesus was angry at the Pharisees for sitting by, watching and waiting for an opportunity to try to ruin his reputation.
Anger was a valid, yet restrained, response. Jesus’ reaction to their intentions was one of wisdom. He didn’t lash out at the men. Instead he chose to continue to do the work of the Father, just as he had been called to do. He kept focused on glorifying the Father.
It isn’t uncommon for people to quit doing the Lord’s work because they feel mistreated or under appreciated. This isn’t the solution Christ would have us to choose to live by. Instead of turning your back on the people that cause you to be angry, continue to do the work of the Lord, letting Jesus’ light shine through you.
Scripture taken from: Mark 3:1-5
Why do you think the bible teaches that it is better for a man to go to the wilderness rather than to stay in the house with a contentious and angry woman?
I’m thinking that maybe it’s to save the purity of the relationship.
Because when tempers flare and there is someone there to argue with more often than not someone is going to speak too harshly…either in words said or tones used.
So next time you’re about to lose it I encourage you to take a breather. The time spent regrouping is well worth the damage control that you’ll be able to avoid later.
Saul, with the intent to kill, hurled a javelin at David. On two separate occasions.
David didn’t retaliate. Instead he removed himself from the situation.
How often do we feel compelled to fight for our opinion? To destroy relationships just so that we get our way?
David shows us that being “slow to wrath” is beneficial to us. I’m sure it was embarrassing, maddening even, but he kept control. Saul eventually had his kingdom taken from him and given to David.
Follow the Word of our Lord. You dictate your actions.